§ 82. Mr. Partridge
asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation to what extent weather conditions are affecting the road programme.
§ Mr. Watkinson
The road programme was planned to meet normally adverse weather conditions. By and large it is not showing signs of falling behind, but floods, frost, snow and exceptionally heavy rainfall are making conditions extremely difficult for local authorities and contractors. They know that they have my full support in pressing forward with all prudent speed but a dry spring will be necessary if the programme is to stay on schedule.